LAS VEGAS (REUTERS) - It was the help of strangers that got Las Vegas mass shooting survivor, Braden Matejka, to the hospital, after the 25 year-old was shot in the back of the head.
“It (the bullet) went in and went along my skull and came out about three inches later,” said Braden.
He and his girlfriend Amanda were among the thousands attending a concert in Las Vegas when bullets started raining down.
Like many, the pair thought they were firecrackers.
When the shots did not stop, they started running.
That is when Braden was hit.
“I was like I think I’ve been shot in the head and she (Amanda) looked and there was blood all the down the back of my head down my neck and my pants. We ran and took another where four other people helped me.
They took their shirts off wrapped around my head and helped me get to the road and stopped a random passerby. She let me go in the back of her car. And she brought me to the hospital,” said Braden.
“When we got to hold we got separated and.I had his phone in my bag which was dead. So I had to wait like three or four hours, I didn’t even know if he was going to be okay,” Braden's girlfriend, Amanda Homulos said.
The Canadian couple managed to survive the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, where more than 50 people were killed and 500 more were injured.
Despite his close encounter with death, Braden says he will not let this experience slow him down.
“It’s not going to stop me from going and seeing the rest of the world. You know I think I’ll live even faster now," Braden added.